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The Mask (1961)

Approved | | Horror, Thriller | 1 November 1961 (USA)
A young archaeologist believes he is cursed by a mask that causes him to have weird nightmares and possibly to murder. Before committing suicide, he mails the mask to his psychiatrist, Dr. ... See full summary »

Director:

Julian Roffman

Writers:

Frank Taubes (script by), Sandy Haver (script by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Paul Stevens ... Doctor Allan Barnes
Claudette Nevins ... Pam Albright
Bill Walker Bill Walker ... Lieutenant Martin
Anne Collings Anne Collings ... Miss Goodrich
Martin Lavut Martin Lavut ... Michael Radin
Leo Leyden ... Doctor Soames
Norman Ettlinger Norman Ettlinger ... Professor Quincey
W.B. Brydon W.B. Brydon ... Anderson (as Bill Bryden)
Jim Moran Jim Moran ... Jim Moran
Eleanor Beecroft Eleanor Beecroft ... Mrs. Kelly
Ray Lawlor Ray Lawlor ... Lab technician
Rudi Linschoten Rudi Linschoten ... Mime in nightmare
Stephen Ker Appleby Stephen Ker Appleby ... Museum guide (as Steven Appleby)
Alfie Scopp
Paul Elsom Paul Elsom
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Storyline

A young archaeologist believes he is cursed by a mask that causes him to have weird nightmares and possibly to murder. Before committing suicide, he mails the mask to his psychiatrist, Dr. Barnes, who is soon plunged into the nightmare world of the mask. Written by Jeff Hole <jeffhole@aol.com>

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Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Face of Fire See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White | Color (3-D sequences)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

After their only 35mm print of the film was deemed too brittle to be screened again, the Toronto Intermational Film Festival partnered with The 3-D Film Archive in New Jersey and Technicolor Toronto to restore The Mask, with the new digital print debuting at TIFF in 2015. See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Barnes runs past the museum display cases, a crew member's reflection is visible in the glass. See more »

Quotes

Doctor Allan Barnes: I must. I must experience the greatest act of a human mind: to take another life.
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Connections

Featured in Nightmare in Canada: Canadian Horror on Film (2004) See more »

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Put on the Mask
1 April 2003 | by rufasffSee all my reviews

This silly, stagy, slow moving horror film is probably still the best 3D movie ever made. Once you wait through the bland story, and the call comes to "Put On The Mask"; it becomes another film. These 3D sequences are the best, freakest ever put on film, and they transfer to TV remarkably well in the Elvira edition. If you have any taste for oddities at all, this is a must.


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